Social & Behavioral Sciences – Associate in Arts Degree

Top Code: 4901.00

The degree in social and behavioral sciences is concerned with providing a broad understanding of the social, cultural, and intellectual world in which we live. Social and behavioral science students have a diverse interest in human problems and seek a liberal education in a broad spectrum of understandings, insights, and appreciations. Multidisciplinary in nature, this area of emphasis seeks to provide an understanding of the interrelationships and varied methodologies of its many subject areas. The goal of this area of emphasis is to develop students’ intellectual and emotional understanding, appreciation, insights, and flexibility in order for them to succeed in government services, commerce or industry, and teaching.  Students who receive an associate degree in the Social and Behavioral Sciences typically continue their studies at a university to receive a bachelor’s degree in such disciplines as Anthropology, Economics, Geography, History, Linguistics, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology.

Please Note: The courses that universities and colleges require for transfer vary. When selecting courses for transfer purposes, students should consult with Counseling Services to determine the particular transfer requirements of specific transfer institutions.

Requirements for the area of Emphasis

Courses must be completed with a grade of C or better. All courses must be numbered 001–099.

Complete 18 units with at least 3 units in three of the disciplines listed below:
Anthropology
ANTH 001PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY3
ANTH 001LLABORATORY IN PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY1
ANTH 002CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY3
ANTH 003INTRODUCTION TO ARCHAEOLOGY3
ANTH 004ANTHROPOLOGY OF RELIGION, MAGIC, WITCHCRAFT3
ANTH 005INTRODUCTION TO LINGUISTIC ANTHROPOLOGY3
ANTH 012AMERICAN INDIAN CULTURES3
ANTH 030AANTHROPOLOGICAL FIELD STUDIES - MESA VERDE, COLORADO2
ANTH 030BANTHROPOLOGICAL FIELD STUDIES: RIO GRANDE PUEBLOS-NEW MEXICO2
ANTH 030CANTHROPOLOGICAL FIELD STUDIES: CALIFORNIA2
ANTH 030DANTHROPOLOGICAL FIELD STUDIES: ROCKY MOUNTAINS2
ANTH 030EANTHROPOLOGICAL FIELD STUDIES: ENGLAND2
ANTH 030FANTHROPOLOGICAL FIELD STUDIES: ITALY2
ANTH 030GANTHROPOLOGICAL FIELD STUDIES: SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA MUSEUMS2
ANTH 040APPLICATIONS OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL FIELD WORK2
ANTH/ETH 086MEXICAN AND CHICANO CULTURE3
Child Development
CHDV 010PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES OF TEACHING YOUNG CHILDREN3
CHDV 011INFANT AND TODDLER DEVELOPMENT3
Economics
ECON 001APRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS3
ECON 001BPRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS3
Geography
GEOG 002CULTURAL GEOGRAPHY3
GEOG 003WORLD REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY3
History
HIST 001AHISTORY OF EUROPEAN CIVILIZATION TO 17153
HIST 001BHISTORY OF EUROPEAN CIVILIZATION FROM 17153
HIST 002AHISTORY OF WORLD CIVILIZATIONS TO 15003
HIST 002BHISTORY OF WORLD CIVILIZATIONS FROM 15003
HIST 005AHISTORY OF GREAT BRITAIN TO 17143
HIST 005BHISTORY OF GREAT BRITAIN FROM 17143
HIST 007AUNITED STATES HISTORY TO 18763
HIST 007BUNITED STATES HISTORY FROM 18763
HIST 008HISTORY OF CALIFORNIA3
HIST 009ALATIN AMERICA: PRE-COLOMBIAN TO 18253
HIST 009BLATIN AMERICA: 1825 TO THE PRESENT3
HIST 016HISTORY OF THE MIDDLE EAST3
HIST 018HISTORY OF SOUTH ASIA, SOUTHEAST ASIA AND THE PACIFIC3
HIST 019HISTORY OF CHINA, JAPAN AND KOREA3
HIST 025BWOMEN IN AMERICAN SOCIETY3
HIST 025DAMERICA'S RELATIONS WITH OTHER NATIONS3
HIST 025FAMERICA AND THE TWO WORLD WARS3
HIST 025IISSUES OF THE VIETNAM ERA3
HIST 027ATRADITIONAL AFRICA3
HIST 027BMODERN AFRICA3
HIST 029AAFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY TO 18653
HIST 029BAFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY FROM 18653
HIST 030HISTORY OF MEXICO3
HIST/ETH 071HISTORY OF ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICANS3
HIST/ETH 081HISTORY OF MEXICAN AMERICANS IN THE UNITED STATES3
HIST/ETH 051THE NORTH AMERICAN INDIAN3
Linguistics
LING 010INTRODUCTION TO LINGUISTICS3
or ENGL 010 INTRODUCTION TO LINGUISTICS
LING 011HISTORY OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE3
or ENGL 011 HISTORY OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE
LING 012INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION3
or ENGL 012 INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION
LING 014LANGUAGE IN SOCIETY3
LING 016PSYCHOLINGUISTICS: LANGUAGE AND THE MIND3
LING 017INTRODUCTION TO LANGUAGE ACQUISITION3
Political Science
POLS 001INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS3
POLS 002COMPARATIVE GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS3
POLS 006THE U.S. AND WORLD POLITICS3
POLS 007PRINCIPLES OF POLITICAL SCIENCE3
POLS 021INTRODUCTION TO POLITICAL ECONOMY3
POLS 022INTRODUCTION TO POLITICAL THEORY3
Psychology
PSYC 001INTRODUCTORY PSYCHOLOGY3
PSYC 002INTRODUCTORY BIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY3
PSYC 003ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY3
PSYC 005RESEARCH METHODS IN PSYCHOLOGY4
PSYC 021DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY: THE CHILD3
PSYC 022DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY: THE ADULT3
PSYC 023SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY3
PSYC 024LIFESPAN DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY3
PSYC 025HUMAN SEXUALITY3
PSYC 029PSYCHOLOGY OF THE AFRO-AMERICAN3
PSYC 031STUDIES IN CHICANO BEHAVIOR3
PSYC/ETH 072PSYCHOLOGY OF THE ASIAN AMERICAN3
Religious Studies
RELG 001RELIGIOUS ISSUES, PERSONALITIES AND VALUES3
RELG 002COMPARATIVE RELIGIONS: FAR EAST3
RELG 003COMPARATIVE RELIGIONS: NEAR EAST3
Sociology
SOC 001INTRODUCTORY SOCIOLOGY3
SOC 002CONTEMPORARY SOCIAL PROBLEMS3
SOC 014INTRODUCTION TO ETHNIC STUDIES3
SOC 015CRIME, DELINQUENCY AND SOCIETY3
SOC 016URBAN SOCIOLOGY3
SOC 022SOCIOLOGY OF AGING3
SOC 024MARRIAGE AND THE FAMILY3
SOC 031CHICANO SOCIOLOGY3
SOC/ETH 063SOCIOLOGY OF THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN3
SOC/ETH 073SOCIOLOGY OF THE ASIAN AMERICAN3

General Education Requirements for the Associate in Arts Degree